In the annals of Hollywood film since the artistic glories of the New Hollywood era, few have a better reputation and body of work in the field of suspense films exploring the contemporary darkness in American life than Brian De Palma. Here, the great film writer and director takes, us in his own words, through his professional life and a career that redefined film horror and suspense. All the while, he also confesses the challenges of working in Hollywood and the price even the great artists pay for being a part of it.Written by
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A brilliant doc chronicling all of Brian DePalma's work from his humble beginnings, critical hits & misfires & box office gold told by none other by the master himself. I have a strong affinity for DePalma's works that years ago I attended a double feature of Sisters & Phantom of the Paradise at Brooklyn's BAM. Even my earliest memories were of his version of Carrie that whenever the commercial would come on TV it would send me reeling to another room to get away from his haunting imagery. The worst thing that can be said about this outing is once it's done you'll want to dive into his oeuvre to rekindle your memories almost like a knee jerk reaction.
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